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worked out, check their lockers, talked with coaches, which they are now allowed to do. the big questions remain of donovan mcnabb. and in fact he was not here today. he is under contract ands is believed that he will be traded, probably to minnesota. rex grossman is a free agent but we believe he will be resigned. and that leaves us with john beck, who, as everyone knows, he is the starting quarterback. beck is in his 5th year out the byu, drafted in the dolphins in '07 and played with the ravens in 2009. a short time ago i spoke with the man who very well could be the redskins starting quarterback. >> john beck, as happy as anybody that the lockout is over. >> glad it is over and we can be back here working. >> and you're back to work and you've talked all along like you are going to be starter. as a quarterback, you have to be confidence. has mike shanahan told you something that he hasn't told us yet, or is there some inside info that you know you are the starter. >> it's just a competition, is what i've been told, the competition to be that guy and i feel confident in that competitio
, this should be a big day for speaker boehner. >> the debate on speaker boehner's bill started at about 4:00 this afternoon. what we are being told right now is that thinks going to continue for the better part of the next hour. we are expecting the vote to start some time after 6:00 p.m. the speaker had a closed door meeting with his gop people. it appears more conservative republicans are joining the speaker's side this evening but he could not tell us categorically today if he actually has the votes he needs to pass. boehner's plan cuds spenting without cutting taxes but only raises the debt ceiling for about six months. even though the speaker's bill might pass the house, democratic senate leaders say it will meet a dead end. the majority of the senators signed a letter promising to vote against the speaker's bill this evening if they receive it. today, both sides continue to insist that their side was right. the bill was not perfect. i never said it was perfect. nobody in my caucus believes it is perfect but what this bill reflects is a sincere, honest effort to end this crisis. how
will turn out great in the end. >> one of the big things that you were concerned about was d.c. public schools. michelle reed was a big name to help come in and change things. her successor now kentucky ya henderson who was also working under michelle reed, what do you know about her? how do you think she's moving the system forward? >> she's fantastic. obviously i thought and think the world of michelle. she's still a great leader. kia is absolutely was the right choice to succeed her. we stood on stage with mayor grade and michelle. she's gotten a lot of acclaims. i have actually seen henderson on a national education reform trail. she's very well respected nationally. that's good for the city. >> just from sitting here and talking to you, you seemed removed from the politics that are going on right now. i don't know if that's relief for you to sit back, but you still have a lot of supporters out there. people still wanted to write you in for the election. would you run for mayor of the district of columbia again? >> i wouldn't. we certainly have a lot of supporters and appreciate pe
they will. and then have the big championship. it's great soccer. >> we still have plenty ahead. your weather, traffic and all of your top stories. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> it's wednesday morning. it's jewel 13 -- it's july 13, 2001. good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >>> i'm sarah simmons. before we get to weather, we have breaking news we've been following all morning long. some good news. the beltway is back open now. >> it had been shut down in the tysons corner area after power lines were knocked down across the highway. stacey cohan at the scene with the very latest. some good news. >> reporter: it's nice to have good news to report upon, especially involving traffic which we don't have often or in this area. as you can see behind me some cars are able to move through this part of the beltway. it was just within the last ten minutes that it reopened. we do have video from earlier this morning what was causing the problem. around 1:30 a.m. a contractor that was working on construction out here in the tysons corner area encountered some
pulled the trigger and the gun he used in that apartment. >> we just heard the big boom, like a big shot. so my son came in the house, i got shot, it hurtsism took him upstairs and just cleaned the wound. >> reporter: the 4-year-old was taken to children's hospital but his wounds are not considered life-threatening. police did question the shooter's parents as well as those who had access to the apartment trying to figure out just who owns this gun because, in maryland, it is illegal to leave a loaded firearm in some place where an unsupervised child under the age of 16 could get their hand on it. that is the latest here in palmer park. back to you. >> thank you. >>> an update now on the corruption scandal in prince george's county. county council woman leslie johnson faces more than a year in prison. she needed guilty yesterday admitting that when her husband, then county executive jack johnson, called on her, she followed his instructions to plush a $100,000 developers check down the toil the the and hid more than $79,000 in cash in her undergarments. >> i made a mistake for which i to
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>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> fox 5 on top of the big stories tonight. a talented but troubled singer silenced for ever. amy winehouse found dead at home. the entertainment world mourns as details emerge about the investigation. the psychiatrist murdered in northern virginia and police say a patient pulled the trigger. left with no ac in the middle of our heat wave. residents of a dc apartment complex say despite complaints, they had to sweat it out the last few days. a lot to get through tonight, but we're going to start off with the extreme heat. thanks for joining us at 10:00, i'm lee thomas. we are wrapping up another record setting day of triple digit temperatures. and right now, we are still hovering around the 90-degree mark. fox 5 is in the weather center. ken, we are all on the same page on this one, hoping the heat wave is behind us now. >> i think we are. we are not quite out of the clear. now we will get a little bit cooler, but just relatively speaking and i'm only speaking a few degrees. but we still have the he
get our attention in a big hurry and we're going watch it. >> thank you. >>> the hacking scandal in the uk taking a dramatic turn. >>> and the new bomb shell dropped by an expert who testified at the casey anthony trial. >>> and pretty safe to say that this won't be the photo making the weeing bum. why a bride got busted on her big day. we'll be right back.  >> high drama inbrate ape as news corp chairman rupert murdoch, his son janes and former news of the world editor rebekah brookes testified about the phone hacking scandal that gripped the country for weeks now and shawn yancy has more on today's proceedings. >> reporter: when rupert murdoch addressed lawmakers, he seemed confused and flustered. the moments in the proceedings, a protestor interrupted the hearing and take a look. >> oh. >> a man tried to throw a foam pie into his face. wendy, the wife in the jacket quickly tried to s.w.a.t. it away. the police arrested the man. the hearing continued 10 minutes later, he continued the testimony saying while he's the ceo of the company that hacks phones, he's not res
very much. now to our top story. the search is on for a big fix. a critical meeting at the white house this morning could defuse the debt crews. >> appears both sides may be giving, with the president reportedly willing to put social security on the table. good morning, doug. >> reporter: good morning. it's not clear how they'll get there, but democrats and republicans are looking for a grand bargain. pennsylvania avenue isn't exactly the vegas strip. they might as well have tables and dealers set up there today, because the stakes have never been higher. president obama and his twitter town hall meeting yesterday said the situation is dire if congress doesn't agree to let him borrow and spend more money. >> interest rates could go up and it could cause a whole new spiral into a second recession or worse. >> reporter: the president may continue to back something in the neighborhood of $4 trillion in deficit cuts or for 12 years in exchange for more borrowing now. though the math gets a little fuzzy. his ideas will include, according to the "washington post," big cuts in medicare and so
will not happen, raising big questions tonight whether the speaker of the house has the vote to get his debt ceiling bill through his own republican party. house speaker john boehner, it's been a test of how much he speaks for gop members. would he pass a plan or would tea party pressure throw it overboard? >> the bill is not perfect. nobody said it was perfect. nobody believes it is perfect but what this bill reflects is a sincere, honest effort to end this crisis. >> the speaker's plan cuts $917 billion in ten years. it would raise the debt ceiling for only six months. in the senate, leader harry reid is push is own plan and promises that the speaker's proposal will be defeated. >> he keeps killing the measures that we send only and threatening to dot same with the one we send over today. >> but democrats say that republicans cuts is too deep. >> this is not about reducing the debt. we can come to an agreement on that. but we cannot come to agreement on that hardship that they want to place on the middle class. >> but make no mistake. this debate has not been contained just to the capitol
in detail coming up. >>> you saw in your radar all the rain that moved through and the storms caused big problems for some communities in our area. roz plater was in frederick, maryland, where people have a lot of cleaning up to do now. >> reporter: these pictures capture the essence of just how fast that flash flooding came barreling through downtown frederick, so fast a jogger out for a quick run got trapped on a footbridge in baker park. lucky for him a paramedic passing by spotted him and called for help. firefighters had to use a ladder truck to get him to safety and it wasn't just the park. downtown's main artery market street was a watery mess. floodwaters came up over the wheels of some cars, even trucks, something rarely seen in the center of town. >> red rick city seem like it was hit the -- frederick city seem like it was hit the hardest. market street behind us was pretty much under water. had a lot of stalled cars. >> reporter: the flooding followed a rainstorm that pounded the area before. the flooding started about 3:30 in the afternoon but it already started to recede in
will be really wild especially as we know, over at red skins park. >> big scramble everybody catching up. >> a former dc cop as been sentenced to seven years in prison find out why. >> the man who terrorized norway killing dozens of people appeared in court today find out what he had to say. >> hey, brian we are rejoicing at the sight of thunderstorm that is moved through the region. it is too dry, and second of all it will break the brutal heat wave we can see where showers and storms are, very heavy rain where we are headed temperature wise and whether we have any more storms in our forecast, fox 5 news at 6 will be right back  >> a stunning revelation in a norway courtroom. he told the courts he has two groups of associates ready to carry out more attacks, he is accused of setting off a car bomb in oslo's government center opening fire on young people at an island retreat last friday blamed for the deaths of at least 76 people. >> according to what the court understands accused believes he needed to carry out these acts to save norway and western europe from among ot
tell you, it takes about an hour and-a-half. that's what it takes to clear the national mall. the big crowds now probably on metro trains, people going home right now. let me show you what folks really came for, a spectacular fireworks display every single year. it started at 9:10 this evening and lasted about 20 minutes. the majority of the people gathered on the grass between the washington monument and the reflecting pool in front of the lincoln memorial. just a melting pot of people attending. not just locals but people from all over the world and this is a major draw for tourists. >> i like it very much. i'm russian. i want to say. [speaking foreign language] >> what does that mean? >> i think it's so fantastic and incredible to be here with my kids and relatives from canada. >> i think it's amazing. >> it's great. and it's really, really colorful and i love it. . >> reporter: it was an all-day affair for folks. everyone had to pass through security. bags, purses, you name it, coolers, they were all quickly inspected. you couldn't bring alcohol or anything that could be considere
at the white house today the president pushed lawmakers to go for a big deal, $4 trillion in budget cuts over the next 10 years, but bristled over republicans refusele for tax hikes on the wealthy. >> we should have revenuethe best place to get those are from folks like me, who have been extraordinarily fortunate and millionaires and billionaires can afford to pay a little more. >> reporter: while gop leaders sought and received close to $2 trillion in budget cuts, so far they are holding the line allowing the government to raise more revenue through tax increases. >> the house cannot pass a bill that raises taxes on job creators. >> reporter: john boehner would need to get any deal passed by his republican majority and argues any new taxes on the rich would only hurt the economy in need of jobs. >> president continues to insist on raising taxes, and they are just not serious enough about fundamental entitlement reform to solve the problem for the near to intermediate future. >> one thing we do know there appears to be no short term solution to the problem unlike previous instances where the
. here is fox 5's tish shthompson with -- tisha thompson with the big story. >> reporter: fir and reese -- fire and rescue said the 911 call came in from an apartment on the second floor. the apartment got so hot she couldn't sleep any more. >> i opened the window to get fresh air then it smelled like it was burning outside. the apartment, fire, fire. then they broke the alarm. >> fortunate the fire alarm went off. it evacuated the entire building. we got 27 people, 18 adults and 9 children that have been displaced. >> reporter: as they watched, firefighters tried to save their homes. dan schmidt with fairfax fire and rescue explains the alarm probably saved their lives. no one was injured. neighbors say many apartments are part of the affordable housing program. >> no insurance, nothing at all. no. whatever she had is gone. >> reporter: mohammed hussein helped his sister carry away her mail, the only thing she has left. >> she just got new mattresses delivered from macy's and she was excited bit. the next day, everything is gone. >> re
, but we'll get a break from these really humidity filled days. tonight big drama when these thunderstorms fired up. we were watching these and rolling on it with our tower camera looking south on wisconsin. we saw this sheet of cloud cover come on across and time lapse did. we saw the lightning build and eventually the entire picture got incredibly dark and the lightning lasted for a good hour and a half. we watched it not only here over the district, but we could see it as far south as calvert county on this tower cam. just incredible tonight. i'm sure a lot of you saw that coming on, too. some of the comments on facebook said it looked like a mother ship coming into town. that's what it looked like to us in the fox 5 weather center. let's start with radar tonight. we have a couple spotty showers here and there, but most of the big thunderstorm activity is now over. still a little bit east of st. mary's, this is all moving east at about 35 miles an hour. all the warnings have been dropped, technically have a severe thunderstorm watch until midnight, but most of the severe is over. puttin
with first degree murder. funeral services meantime for pratt are scheduled for tomorrow. >>> another big story we are following on the news edge at 11:00, a prince george's county mother charged with felony murder after leaving her child alone in a hot car for seven hours. the 2-year-old was found dead strapped in his car seat. fox 5's stacey cohan has the latest on the story. >> neighbors say that 40-year- old karen murphy, they strongly defended her. she's a married mother of three and the commonwealth attorney claims, though, this is not the first time she forgot her child in a car. murphy left her home june 17th to head to work but allegedly forgot her son was strapped in the back seat. she left work around 4 p.m. and drove home never noticing her son ryan was in the back seat. she realized her mistake when her husband called wondering why the boy was not in daycare. meantime the commonwealth attorney says murphy left the boy strapped in the family van back in january but retrieved him quickly when the daycare called her office wondering if ryan was coming in that day. >> the law pro
for a course of correction, but he's shown his commitment to big government is simply too great to lead to the long term reforms we need. >> reporter: lawmakers must find a solution reid says. >> we'll stay in civic day including saturdays and sundays until congress -- session every day including saturdays and sundays until congress comes up with an agreement. >> there's more work to be done. joint committee can tackle it. >> reporter: republican senator lindsey graham faves a constitutional amendment, although -- favors a constitutional amendment, although there's not enough support in the senate. >> 72% of the people want a balanced budgets as part of the amendment to the constitution. >> reporter: the president is opposed to that but is calling for a shared sacrifice. >> i am still pushing for to us achieve a big deal, but what i also said to the group is if we can't do the biggest deal possible, then let's still be ambitious. let's still try to at least get a downpayment on deficit reduction. >> reporter: but the co-chair of the president's own deficit commission has not been impres
loved his family search he wanted to build a house big enough so all of them could live together. there is no truth in 7 ting in maryland so it's unlikely that mattei will have to serve the entire sentence. she has a five-year-old son and is several months pregnant and is due to deliver in september. >>> another rock-climbing instructor at a howard county company is charged with having sex with a underage student. last thursday, they were charged with fourth-degrees sex offenses. the 31-year-old michael lions was charged last month with sexually assaulting a 14-year- old girl. both men worked at earth tricks in -- earth treks in columbia. >>> a big shakeup in the leadership of the d.c. couple as the lawmaker told the marathon's final session before the summer recraze. the council chairman brown has reassigned committee chair appointments. one major change? has tommy listolution the all- important public works and transportation committee, which is raising questions about whether brown was seeking revenge here and karen has more. >> reporter: there were several big changes and thi
are the plans that won't happen. i think the big plan to watch is the senate plan that you were talking about that was unveiled today. republicans and democrats are negotiating around that plan tonight. i think that has momentum. speaker boehner's plan he unveiled has already attracted criticism from conservatives as well as some house republicans. so where we stand right now, i don't think you'll get a deal signed into law by august 2nd. i just don't think there's enough time because it takes so much time to move a bill through the senate. could there be a deal by then? yes. >> there's no question americans are completely frustrated that our leaders just can't balance our books. obama said tonight that the american people need to become more vocal. will that even help? are legislators listening? >> i think some people would be frustrated by both speeches. here we have the president of the united states who vowed to change washington. washington is very much as partisan as ever and the head speaker boehner also running against washington criticizing washington and these are the two big washin
, that'll certainly stick with me. we'll take it. go, big money! i mean, go. it's your break, honey. same coverage, more savings. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> we have a demonstration with aaron and chris put the pat of butter on the window here. we got the butter in place bring in the torch representing the hot sunshine we have been having and let's see if the butter melts if the heat goes through the glass system if if butter melts that system won't keep the heat out our window the long window with the heat mirror butter in place bring in the torch let's watch. see if butter melts. butter doesn't melt. why don't you call in today to get window that is will save youen nor joy dollars make you more come you are the to believe in your home we will expla home we will explain when we come back  >>> an alarming racial divide when it comes to personal wealth a new analysis of census data shows the wealth gaps between whiteminorities have grown to their largest levels in 25 years, whites have on average 20 times the net worth of blacks and 18 times that
. she called 911 and helped clean up the wound. >> we just heard the big boom, the big shot. so my son came in the house i got shot, it hurt. so i just took him upstairs and cleaned the wound. >> reporter: police say after the shooting they found the boy who pulled the trigger and the gun he used in his apartment. >> the handgun is the question here. how did the 5-year-old obtain the hand fun and who does it belong to? -- handgun and who does it belong to? >> reporter: officials transmitted the 4-year-old to children's hospital. fortunately the gunshot wound was not life threatening. meanwhile as police questioned the adults and others who had access to the apartment, they say this should serve as a reminder to all who keep guns in the home. >> this all comes down to gun safety. there are many people who own guns. we have to understand the proper storage of handguns is important. >> reporter: back out live in prince george's county police told me tonight they will get to the bottom of this. they plan to question a number of people including that boy's parents as well as other people w
prosecutors say planned the whole attack could face 25 years or more. >>> another big story we are working tonight, a close call in montgomery county, a young boy leaving a germantown score with his -- store with his father was grabbed by a stranger. the man picked up the 2-year- old, ran through the parking lot. the dad and several customers were not going to let this guy get away. fox 5's matt ackland with the story. >> reporter: police say it happened feet from the front door of this best buy. the father and young son had just left a checkout when authorities say jermaine palmer snatched the 2-year-old and tried to take off. >> the father pursued the suspect, grabbed him and subdued him. a struggle ensued. the child was released. >> reporter: authorities say palmer then ran for the parking lot where several concerned customers helped chase him down and hold him until police could arrive. >> in this case citizens were right there, witnessed it, were in close proximity and stepped in and assisted. >> reporter: news spread quickly. a day after the incident we met customer daniel byum who w
us, be prepared to be patient. >> reporter: one day before the big show, robby matthew and his wife grabeled with a map trying to plan their fourth of july. >> we have to figure out what we have to do and what time to be there. >> reporter: the couple flew in from the caribbean to see the concert and parade and fireworks. >> please take public transportation if at all possible. >> reporter: officials say don't even think about driving. take metro. but be prepared to walk because the smithsonian station will be closed. >> i'm going to avoid the mall like the plague. >> reporter: just the thought of it is enough to keep locals like jessie away. >> crowds, the metro, getting back on is always absolutely insane, like four million people trying to get back on the metro at the same time. >> reporter: others say they are going to stake out their spot early. >> we're going to sit probably on the grass around one of the monuments. >> reporter: if you are planning on a picnic, the park service has banned certain items. >> because of safety concerns with large clouds, no grill, glass bottle or
recertification of the union free agency could begin on friday. >> one thing i would tell anyone, it's not a big deal if we miss two or three days of training camp. it's not a big deal if it pushes into a week. it is important that we get this right. >> the wording in this bill is very important as is the process by which we get for signing this deal. our stance is that we are going to fight this thing until we get the right deal. we are close to getting the right deal. it's important we get back to playing football. if i canning some of the problems and not miss anymore games and get the fans what they want. they want to see football. >> thank you chris. it's time for a quick break already. jason worth starting to prove his worth. highlights from the west coast coming up.  >>> welcome back to the washington area nissan dealers sports extra. >> welcome back. the nationals and orioles are playing teams from los angeles this week. but only one team was smart or should i say lucky in their scheduling. home at baltimore, the orioles suffered through 100 plus degree temperatur
degrees out there in spots. and that is very, very miserable and there is a big area of hot high pressure of the nation's big nation and that stays out there the next few days and bite end of the week, this core of heat will be coming over into the east coast and especially the mid-atlantic and i am thinking record-high temperatures by thursday and friday and&into the weekend, too and -- and into the weekend, too. we have thunderstorms in the forecast tonight, and may bring us at least some cooling before that gets here. lots to talk about coming up. laura. >> stock up on the ice and keep your --ia. >> -- . >> yeah. >> all that stuff. and some heat advisories are given. >> without a doubt and may have some heat warnings, which we don't get often. nothing is issued yet and we're going to get them before the end of the week. >> could be dangerous. all right. >> yeah. >> and see you soon. >>> the extreme heat means trash collection will start an hour earlier. the trash crews started at 6:00 a.m. instead of 7:00 a.m. and if you live in d.c., remember to put your trash and recyclables out the
by the congressional budget office. and when it comes to reid's plan, it was off by $500 billion the big difference was that it did deliver on 2 is $.2 trillion in sages over a span of 10 years and -- and they argued that each other's plan had no chance of passing and they claimed theirs is the only proposal to end up ending crisis. >> economists, market analysts and agencies said the world economy can't bear this kind of uncertainty any longer. and they set a short-term as long as of an umpending default that results in the loss of our aaa rating that kept interest rates low in this country and saved consumers money for more than 70 years. >> if i could get more, i would get more and at this hour n my opinion, there is no ability to get more and the plan on the table is the best opportunity we have to hold the president's feet to the fire. >> and the plan would lift the debt ceiling until early next year. senator reid said his plan would not only cut government spending like speaker baehner's but lift it until the end of 2012 fick. and the president -- 2012. the president would not sign a short-te
that big window is. i hot footed it into the hall fast as i could go. it missed my car. >> reporter: a night of fireworks this year on the 3rd of july. this year just one example of the many power issues in northern virginia tonight. as for that dress rehearsal for the fourth of july concert on the mall, it went on as planned, but without an audience. police deciding to close the west front of the u.s. capitol tonight as a precaution, because of our uncertain weather. in arlington, virginia, bob barnard, fox five news. >>> staying on that theme, thousands of people are expected on the national mall tomorrow. the national park service says take metro to get there. they'll be open from 7:00 a.m. until midnight. for security reasons, the smithsonian station closed most of the day. you can use it to go home once the fireworks are over. for more details on metro and where you can find the entry points for the mall, go to our web site, myfoxdc.com. look under hot topics. >>> standoff over the debt ceiling has been going on for weeks. now with one month until the deadline, still no agreeme
. derrek lee with a big swing, but doesn't have a big grip. the bat into the stands and check out the kid in the yellow hat. he tips his cap to the crowd. very well. let's give him a contract. bottom of the 5th, red sox win 1-0. delivers a two-out base hit to right. brings home two runs. they have lost six in a row. >> the yankees derek jeter entering today against the rays. he was single in the first. then in the bottom of the 3rd, jeter with a full count and takes david price deep to right field. a home run for career hit number 3,000. jeter becomes the 28th member of the 3,000 hit club and the first yankee to do it. after the curtain call, back to work and in the 8th for jeter, the game is tied at 4. he knocks one up the middle. that would drive in the game winning run. jeter finishes the game 5-5. >>> it's time for a quick tv timeout. when we come back, the cavs welcome home an old friend who hopes to experience post season success with his former team. -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in there? oh, there's a prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is
in the rear-view mirror and here's this big tree that had fallen down behind him. >> reporter: in so many cases, seconds or even feet made all the difference. the winds are estimated between 60 and 70 miles per hour during that storm in arlington, and what's made it difficult for the power crews is that they had 14 utility poles that had to be repaired or replaced. in addition, they are working in 70 different locations to try and restore power. while it's been difficult for the people here to be without electricity, a lot of them say, look, when you see the tornado damage in a place like joplin, missouri, this is nothing. in arlington, sherri ly, fox 5 news. >>> we're following a developing story in montgomery county, maryland tonight. police are investigating a near drowning in german town. a man was playing with a remote controlled boat in gunner's lake around 7:00 p.m. the boat stalled and the man went into the water to get the boat but couldn't make it back to shore and went under. he's in the hospital in serious condition. >>> the fate of casey anthony is now in the hands of the jur
will visit the national mall this weekend. there is plenty to see. the big draw is the smithsonian folk-like festival. paul rafael gives a look at what makes this question popular. >> reporter: thousands of people descended on the national mall. it's the smithsonian life festival, 45 years strong. the event is held for two weeks every summer, overlapping with the 4th of july holiday. this year's festival includes three unique programs. >> one program features the cultural traditions of colombia and looking at communities throughout colombia and the way they work with nature to express their culture. another program we're presenting is on rhythm and blues and the third presents the peace corpses for the 50th anniversary. >> reporter: there was something for everyone where, it's food or live music like this and to get your groove on. sure, there is plenty of locals in the crowd but this festival is known for attracting visitors from all over the world. >> where are you from? >> new york. >> colombia. >> india. >> chattanooga, tennessee. >> reporter: and the draw? the cultural experience.
door meeting trying to rally his party convincing some holdouts but not enough. >> is this as big as we wanted to go? heck no. we wanted to go bigger. we ran on going bigger. but this is the only proposal on the table that accomplishes the goals that we set out to do. >> this bill in one fell swoop just pulls the plug on progress to america's families. >> we have five days remaining until a few extremist republicans and note i say a few drive our economy off a cliff because they are too radical and inexperienced to compromise. >> reporter: more than a dozen wall street ceos sent a letter to the white house and congress yesterday pushing them to reach a deal and to do it quickly. they warn that failure to do so will have grave consequences for businesses, consumers as well as the markets and already wall street has reacted to the uncertainty with the dow falling yesterday for the fifth straight day. treasury officials are working on an emergency plan that would prioritize who gets paid if no deal is reached by tuesday. that is the latest here on capitol hill. back to you. >> thank you. >
of here. we'll have high pressure build inform the big cringe today will be the humidity at least for a day or two. it will be on the decrease. lots of sunshine, less humid, # 2 and a little morning fog across the area. more details on the forecast. 92 and a little morning -- 92 and a little morning fog across the area. >>> eleven residents exposed to carbon monoxide were taken to the hospital. none are in critical condition. >>> president barack obama addressed the nation last night and right after that, house speaker john boehner spoke before the cameras. congress remains gridlocked on a deal to avoid a threatened default one week from today. we'll get more on the two plans being offered by republicans and democrats. >>> more calls for d.c. council member harry thomas, jr. to step down. he is accused of taking funds meant for kids and using it for his own pleasure. on friday, thomas agreed to repay $3 $300,000 back to the city. late last night, tommy wells issued a statement saying he believes thomas should quit the council. >>> the nf almost's four and a half month long lockou
. >> and how it impacted his career. >>> big story we're following in our area. gunfire at a maryland playground. a 5-year-old pulled the trigger. it happened in hill crest heights. >> reporter: police are still trying to figure out who owns that gun, but they do believe the child got it somewhere inside his home. a witness said that it looked like the 5-year-old boyouted a smaller .22 caliber handgun when he shot that 4-year-old boy. that child was taken to children's hospital and is expected to survive. the shooting happened police say when a 5-year-old boy brought the gun to the playground. the 4-year-old boy who was shot ran back to his apartment and a neighbor called 911 and helped address the boy's wounds. police found the 5-year-old who pulled the trigger and the gun he used inside the boy's apartment. now neighbors can't help but think how much worse this could have been. >> there are many people who own guns who have to understand the proper storage of handguns is important. >> reporter: police have questions for the boy's parents. they are trying to figure out who the owner
>>> the big story today, job wars. good afternoon, i'm matt miller, in for dylan ratigan. more than 14 million americans still out of work, further complicating the drive for a long-term budget deal. can a deal on the debt quell the uncertainty some say hurts hiring or will new spending cuts, themselves, kill jobs and turn a bad economy worse? the labor department reports a net gain of only 18,000 jobs last month. just 18,000. that's even worse than may reese' vised 25,000. at this rate the economy needs to add nearly 14 million jobs in the next three years to get the rate down to 6%. that's 382,000 a month. and we've never seen that kind of growth ever. and don't forget, that 9.2% unemployment rate is deceiving when you add in the nearly 1 million this couraged workers who have given up hope and 8.6 million settling for part-time gigs, the rate balloons to more like 16%. republicans are already running with this report, heading into sunday's do or die debt meeting at the white house. get a listen. >> the stimulus spending binge, excessive government regulations, and our overwhelmin
, they are unhappy. it's not so much that they are unhappy with the deal but how the deal was presented. the big things have been agreed upon, talking about the cb a being ten years, no 18-game schedule. $120 million in a salary cap that the owners will agree they will, in fact, pay. they are not going to hoard it but give it to players salaries. but things look good. but let's hear what roger goodell had to say and conversery dap snyder. >> we crafted a long-term agreement that will be good for the game of football, for the players, for the clubs and most importantly good for our game. >> i think that's a win-win for both sides. my personal perspective, we're going to play football. that's a win-win. >> one-win for both sides spoken by one side. egos are going to be involved. do the players feel pressured here? >> yes the players feel like they're going to be paint neighborhood a corner. look at this tweet put out by the redskins' players rep. he feels tubed, hood winged. there winked. there are some egos that need to be massaged here. i think it's going to get done today. maybe i'm naive. i th
. >>> and big news in the same- sex marriage debate. new york city is preparing for an influx of couples to say i do starting this sunday. but every couple would wants to tie the knot that day may not get the chance. we'll tell you why the city is holding a license lottery.  >>> the taliban denying that their leader is dead. a spokesman for the taliban said there is no truths to the reports that mullah omar died. >>> the shuttle atlantis set to land tomorrow in florida. the final mission in that is' 30-year shuttle program. atlantis undocked from the international space station yesterday. the crew delivered a year's worth of supplies to the station. we'll carry the landing live tomorrow right here on fox 5. >>> starting sunday, scene of the accident couples in new york will legally be allowed to tie the knot. but so many people want to get married the city had to institute a lottery for the licenses. legally, these couples need a clerk to process their license and i judge to waive the normal 24-hour waiting period. the mayor says the clerk's office can only handle so many applications, 764
. >> lightning has been a really big deal. that picture we just showed looking south on our tower cam down wisconsin avenue unbelievable and a lot of our viewers said it looked like a mother ship was coming in with that cloud deck and we are still seeing a lot of lightning. we are looking south on wisconsin avenue as mentioned. that lightning is actually in calvert county and also charles county. that's how much lightning there is and we still have a number of warnings. so it's not over yet, folks. let's go to radar. we've got about a dozen counties lit up in yellow mainly east of d.c., but you can see the action now is over in the bay down across southern charles county and st. mary's county. these storms are moving east to southeast at about 35 miles an hour. that is rather slow. what they're doing is not only taking down trees everywhere they hit, the big report tonight, lots of tree damage, but the lightning show has been unbelievable and very dangerous. a lot of this is cloud-to- ground lightning. one thing it has done. it was terribly hot and humid today. that was the fuel thor these
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're planning to head to the national mall for the big show, there are a few things you need to know. how you can get there, what you can bring and what you shouldn't try to brig. will thomas is live on the mall with the latest. >> reporter: the crowds are starting to build. if coming down, my recommendation, go for it. there is not a bad view on the national mall of the fireworks, but i can show you the best view. let's roll the videotape. that is the base of the washington monument facing the lincoln memorial. the fireworks are set off near the reflecting pool which happens to be under construction. let me remind you what you can't bring in past the security perimeter. no alcohol, nothing that would be considered a weapon like knives, i think the rest is obvious. and they're also asking that you don't bring tents, although i am seeing some erected here. we're not sure if they're going to let them stay up through the fireworks and this is that sample of the folks who came early to review the fireworks beginning at 9:10 tonight j. we're hearing about the fireworks on the mall and thought it w
using performance-enhancing drugs. >>> >>> if you ride metro, get ready for big headaches. over the next year, the tranet agency will shut down stations to track and maintenance work and the tradeoff? the work will be done quicker. >> reporter: the first major disruption will come in afour s down causing considerable pain. traps silenced at four metro rail stations for an entire weekend on august 6th and seventh. >> oh, no. >> reporter: and that is just the beginning. i saw -- and got hit to paces on the weekend and that is going to shut it down. >> and we need to brig our metro system up to snuff and to run it in such a way that the passengers are not hurt all the time. >> reporter: closures will effect every line at various times. metro said that it allows it to get work done faster and safer. >> it's everything from track work and rail fasteners and cleaning of the stations and platform repairs, lighting, landscaping, signal work, track service renecessary met. >> reporter: unlike single tracking that causes delays from one end of the line to the other, only the closed stations will b
on a tax hike. >> everything they told me and the speaker to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic crisis, it is a job killer, 9.2% unemployment. >> reporter: others believe they need to go beyond that and will be hard to get democrats to do so if republicans don't agree to raise revenue they need to find 2.3 thrill i don't know dollars in reductions to raise the debt ceiling enough to last through next year something the president is insisting upon. >> the longer we go into july the more risk in financial markets, concern america will not get it back together you will see that in higher interest rates, more loss of confidence. >>> republicans are terribly afraid once we get closer to the announced deadline letters will go out to frighten the dickens out of social security recipients or others, and they are going to need to do something. >> reporter: certainly this is come down to a nail biter but congressional leaders and president obama are vowing to meet every day, until an agreement is reached. we will learn more in the upcoming news confe
news. >>> and back to our other big story tonight, the punishing heat that continues to grip our region. here we are after 10:00 tonight live in d.c. and it's 90 degrees outside, feels like 99 degrees, but it's a bit cooler than it was this afternoon. get this. dulles registered the hottest temperature ever on record today, 105 degrees and in the district at times it felt like 120 degrees. sue palka with us now. is it ever going to stop? >> it's hard to almost put into words what we've been through and what i'm noticing is people that have lived in d.c. all their lives, we don't remember anything like this, widespread heat indexes of 115 to 120. the 120 we hit in d.c. which is what it feels like, that combination of heat and humidity, we don't it really keep records on that, but one of the guys at the weather service did a calculation and says you have to go back to july 16th, 1980, to find a day more humid than today. so if it feels like it's been decades, folks, it has. we hope it will be decades before we do it again, shawn. we had a few cooling thunderstorm earlier today and that he
a big boost of support from a large group of gop freshmen many who initially opposed the measure because it didn't slash spending enough. >> we wanted to go bigger. this is the only proposal on the table that accomplishes the goals that we set out to do. >> reporter: the senate majority leader with his own debt plan proposal says democrats won't support boehner's bill in its current form and changes will have to be made. >> bill in one fell swoop just pulls -- this bill in one fell swoop just pulls the progress on progress for american families. >> reporter: boehner says it's the state's duty to pass the bill but democrats maintain the proposal is bad for the country because it's a short term solution that will hurt the middle class. >> we have five days remaining until a few extremist republicans and note i say a few drive very calmly off a cliff because they're too radical and inexperienced compromise. >> reporter: more than as do ceos sent letters to -- more than a dozen ceos sent letters to the white house urging them to make a deal quickly. in other words, there will be grave conseq
have lots of space to get hydrated and also areas to get cooled off in. the big heat will move east, which we also have to talk about thunderstorms and would you know there's even a tropical storm. so lots more coming up in weather. we'll focus on this storm in a little while. >>> a warning from pepco tonight to conserve energy in this heatwave. the company says extreme heat can put a lot of stress on electrical equipment, but they say the power supply should be able to meet the high demand. their advice, set your thermostat at 78 and use an electric fan. turn off all nonessential appliances and postpone the use of high energy appliances like electric stoves, washers and driers and dishwashers until the evening hours. you can track the scorching temperatures on www.myfoxdc.com. we've got an entire page dedicated to the heat from tips on conserving energy while staying cool to advice on keeping your car running in the heat. it's all there in one place. >>> a heart stopping close encounter caught on camera. fox 5's bob barnard is here to show us and explain what happened. >> what you'
. >> i heard of that before. >> i know. >> that tree is really splintered. >> i had a big tree come down in my yard yesterday evening just all of a sudden. no wind, no storm or anything. just split and fell. >> really? >> yeah. >> had enough. >> >> couldn't deal with the heat any more. >> probably not. a lot of people can't. >> it's been hot. >> hot one today. let me emphasize yesterday, saturday was on the warm side with the sunshine. you will notice that humidity back in the forecast today. so, it will be a sweating one later today and tomorrow before cooler weather at the end of the week. this year unlike last year, the heat is not sticking around, no pun intended. we are getting a few breaks. remember last year week after week. >> it was brutal. >> let's get a look at the numbers. yesterday's daytime high in the low 40s. 42 reagan, dulles the 90-degree mark. i show you these numbers because we will be warmer today. 94, 95 at reagan national and low to mid-90s for the rest of us. another hot one. the humidity on the increase. winds shifted out of the south and the humidity will be not
and a lot of people aren't, the dow and the s&p 500 had a big turn outyesterday. snapped a five-day losing streak v winning streak. sorry. >> this is what happened. the end of june was spectacular. the markets rallied all last week. you weren't here. we were talking about how markets were going up, up, up, up and up. yesterday, that camey to halt and the dow and s&p 500 finished lower. the nasdaq got that nine-point gain. there you go. that was thanks to shares of netflix. >> let's talk about something else. june jobs report is also coming out. what can we look forward to on that. >> we are expecting about 100,000 jobs to have been created in june. we'll find out what the unemployment rate is also. that is expected to stay steady at 9.1%. on big jobs weeks, it is what everybody talks about leading up to friday. we talk about it for days on end and it finally happens at 8:30 every friday morning and we'll see a big reaction in the markets based on what happens if it surprises in a good way or bad way. >> let's talk about something i to know about and movies. netflix rallied 8% to an all- ti
to 115 degrees, so we want you to be getting ready for that as that very big heat gets in here really thursday to sunday. one last thing i have to mention, we did cook up a few big storms today and if you're still seeing lightning i want you to see that's coming from the northern neck as we look at radar. the lightning has been unbelievable down there and a persistent storm. it's slowly sinking to the south. the lightning is 60 miles away or so and they go 40,000 feet into the air. when the core of this big heat gets here, and again it's hot already. we'll let you know how high the temperatures will go with the full forecast. >> i can't imagine it getting worse. that's the scary thing about this. >> i know, and the number of days in a row and the fact the nights are close to 80 degrees is not good. >> you have the right today. i wish i didn't have the jacket on. >> tomorrow will be a new day. >>> speaking of the heat, the heat wave heading our way has already proved deadly in other parts of the country tonight. the national weather service says the hot weather is to blame for 13 death
some folk living in arlington, virginia still cleaning up after sunday night's big storm. a slew of trees and power lines knocked down. the wind were estimated between 60 and 70 miles per hour during the storm in arlington. dominion reports about 2400 soft mores without power in northern virginia this morning. >> very interesting now that people are back to work dealing with all that. dealing with all the traffic as well. it will be a busy day. >> today is the big one. >> let's check in with lauren demarco to see how things are on the roads so far. >> good morning, men. how are you? as you talk about the storms we were dealing with, we are still seeing some of the effects. crews on northbound glebe road between 33rd and 36th street. they are working to restore the power cables that fell down during the storm. seeing light volume at this hour. much of our overnight construction did not take place so that is good news. 395 from the beltway across the 14th street bridge into the district, your lanes are open. no problems to report. 95 running well if you are traveling southbound ne
and senate leader harry reid each have their own plans and are trying to get support for them. >>> the big story we are following this morning, i prince george's county police officer facing attempted murder and sex charges. officer gene gillette is due in court for a bopped hearing. investigators say he lured the victim john hall to his home earlier this month with a promise that he was going to be in a porn video. they say the officer demanded sexual favors and when hall refused, gillette fired several shots at him. officer yilette told police he shot a carjacking suspect at his house but officials a the story just didn't add up. hall was in the hospital with several gunshot wounds for about two weeks before recovering. >> the truth came out. >> it was because of the investigate. the investigators responded to the scene right away and they were able to, through their investigation, determine what happened. >> it was a relief too also because it take the blame on my brother-in-law off. >> if convicted, gillette could face up to life in prison. >>> new details about a serial stabber target
, the weather in florida may turn out to be the big spoiler tomorrow for those of you who are eager to watch the final launch of the space shuttle. nasa forecaster are keeping an eye on thunderstorms now threatening tomorrow morning's scheduled liftoff which is supposed to happen just before 11:30 a.m. fox 5's bob barnard is live in the newsroom. >> it's destined to be nasa's final spaceflight manned or otherwise for some time and tonight former astronaut and space buffs of all ages are gathering along the east coast of central florida crossing their fingers hoping the skies clear for an all systems go. >> reporter: the space shuttle atlantis in the rain late today at kennedy space center, weather clearly a worry. this bolt of lightning striking 1/3-mile from the launch pad. >> the launch, our main concern is still having showers and thunderstorms in the area. so we thought we do have a 70% chance of weather prohibiting launch. >> reporter: the atlantis crew, mission specialist sandy mag necessary and rex walhe -- magness and rex walheim head to the interna
is allison seymour. >> and i'm sarah simmons. but first big news this morning. >> we told you about it out there, the commuters, traffic alert. major tie-ups on the bw parkway are now clear. a carjacking investigation at kenilworth avenue had a southbound section closed the morning. it reopened an hour ago. u.s. park arrested one suspect who bailed out of the stolen car around 2:30 this morning and they're looking for at least one more. the carjacking started at anne arun dell county. >>> a serious accident shut it down at 197. a car carrying four people somehow crashed and ended up in the woods. at last word all four were in critical condition at a local hospital. no word yet on what exactly caused that accident. >>> boy, 79 degrees to start off this early hour and i can only imagine what that is going to mean later tucker. good morning. >> we certainly are, you got it. actually it won't be as hotted the as it was yet. but the trade-off, allison is we're going to have a lot of rain around here, at least the potential for a lot of rain around here. in facts we have a flash flood watch. cou
off overnight. expected a big jump in the next hour or two. that will be in the 90s by 11 a.m. very quiet conditions. thunderstorm activity northwest towards cleveland. it would be nice if we could get that in here today. we'll be dry around here. we're just going to have a lot of heat. dangerous heat this afternoon. lots of water. please bring in the animals if they are outdoors. more details on the forecast coming up in a few minutes. >>> we are days away from the united states reaching its credit limit. still no deal on capitol hill. republicans in congress are regrouping today after failing to pass a fix it to the debt crisis last night. what does this all mean? sherri ly is live at the capitol capitol. >> reporter: right now, the votes just aren't there. these blurry eyed members of congress may be in for a rough morning. they worked late as republicans scrambled to find a way forward. john boehner couldn't convince enough conservative members of his party to back his plan to raise the debt ceiling in exchange for some but apparently not enough spending cuts. >> we're not ther
frasier is the detector of economic studies at the heritage foundation. >> on august 3rd, we have a big crop of social security checks waiting to go out. >> reporter: house democratic leader nancy pelosi warns even if speaker boehner salvages his plan in the house, it could be a brief victory. >> i don't know about what he has in his own caucus but i do know the bill is dead on arrival in the senate. >> reporter: tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >> the house is set to vote on speaker boehner's plan today but with the report out from the cbo, the speaker says she will find more budget cuts to make up the gap. it is tentatively set for a vote tomorrow. >>> fox 5 morning news starts right now at 4:30. >>> good morning on this wednesday, july 27th. taking a live look at the washington monument this morning. a pleasant day for some in our area but already kind of of warm here in the washington, d.c. area. i'm sarah simmons. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's check in with tucker barnes once again. it will be a d.c.ken day i guess you could say compared to what it will be later. >> here is the d
. >>> there are big plans to curb crime in a popular d.c. nightlife area. operation adam morgan kicked off with more officers patrolling clubs and restaurants. this weekend, all parking along 18th street from columbia road to kalorama will be shut down from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the fire march shall will be check -- marshall will be checking for overcrowding. >> there is not enough public parking. this is not enough good transportation. you are teaching the people not to come here. >> walking in the middle of the street, fights taking place, people walking around with alcohol in their hands outside of public spaces, open use of drugs. >> police say nothing is etched in stone. they are will be to change almost anything involved in this enforcement if it will help stop crime. >>> police have released two new pictures of a suspected serial slasher in fairfax county. investigators say this man has cut at least five young women. police say he preys on women in their teens and early 20s. he distracts them in the store, cuts their back side and then takes off. if you recognize him, call police. >>> a mou
-old and the gun he used inside the boy's apartment. >> we heard a big shot. he said i got shot. it hurt. >> reporter: the 4-year-old was taken to children's hospital but the injury is not considered life-threatening. police are questioning the shooter's parents and others who had access to the apartment trying to figure out who that again belonged to. back to you. >> thank you. >>> an update now on the corruption scandal in prince george's county. county council woman leslie johnson faces more than a year in prison. she needed guilty yesterday admitting when her husband, then county executive jack johnson called on her, she followed his directions to discuss a $100,000 developer's check down the toilet and hid more than $79,000 in cash in her undergarments. >> i look forward to continuing to serve and making a positive difference in the lives of people in need. >> jack johnson has pleaded guilty to felony counts that will likely land him in prison for years. the u.s. attorney says a probe of corruption in prince george's county is not over and he expects more charges will be leveled in
. >>> another big story, the debt ceiling debate, there is word of a major setback for house speaker john boehner's plan to raise not debt limit. the nonpartisan congressional budget office this evening reported the speaker's plan is short on its promised deficit savings, real short and the clock is ticking with the deadline just a week away. fox 5's tom fitzgerald back now from capitol hill and we're talking billions of dollars here. >> that's correct. the speakers office headed back to the drawing board tonight. the nonpartisan congressional budget office issued a report saying the speaker's plan would cut $150 billion less than promised. this development has thrown more confusion into a debate that's getting more complicated every day. facing pressure from conservative house republicans, speaker john boehner is still trying to lock down votes for his plan to raise the debt ceiling. >> we have a bill that is a reasonable approach negotiated with the senate leadership that really is common sense. there's more cuts in spending than you have in increase in the debt limit. >> reporter: the
stick with me. we'll take it. go, big money! i mean, go. it's your break, honey. same coverage, more savings. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >> remember the ex-astronaut vanished from nasa after attacking a romantic rival? she was kicked out of the navy now. lisa novak will be forced to retire with an other than honorable disarm and after confronting the orlando airport in 2007 for discharge and could effect her veteran's benefits and the pay grade knocked down one rank. >> 40 years ago today, the astronauts apollo 15 were on the moon and they declared a successful mission. lots of good signs were accomplished and after coming back down to earth, nasa fired the apollo 15 crew for something they didn't face and now, all of these years later, one is finally talking about it. bob barnard has the story. >> reporter: at the smithsonian's national air and space museum today, al warden was signing copies of his new book, falling to earth. the story of apollo 15 and the scandal that ended the careers of three nasa astronauts. >> we had a problem with some postal covers and we
yesterday. but -- and we're still finding quite a lot of heat. atlanta 97, dallas 103. this has been a big story. the heat has really been so intense over about half the country. it's going to stay hot in the south and in the midwest as well, but the northern tier will get a break and we'll feel some of that as well. look at temperatures right now, 68 degrees. we've dropped to in gaithersburg, 67 dc, stephensville, 77 on the eastern shore and 74 degrees coming in at dulles. we are going to see some pretty nice air overnight for most of us. if you live south of dc, it may take just a little bit longer. tonight, we're watching the last of the moisture moving away, a little ground clutter showing up there. the main activity to the south, heavy rain and gusty winds through dc. but some of the northern suburbs didn't see what most of us saw. lots of warnings and flash flood concerns today but now the less humid air is what we're focusing on. it'll continue moving on during the overnight hours and the less humid air will be here in the morning. high pressure will build in. we'll have a bit of a
and that branch, you know, fell from a good distance. and it's as big as some trees and there is a good-sized brang that fell down -- branch that fell down on the folks. there was no warning or noise. and it fell without warning and no one was trapped. thank you very much. >>> real quickly, we told by a person with d.c. parks that came by that they believe the tree was prettyo, about 75 years old -- pretty old, about 75 years ole. they don't know what caused the limbs to fall, but the city has langed an investigation to figure out exactly how this happened. it looks like a terrible accident at this point. we'll keep you updated on all of the individuals that were injured here. back to you. >> all right, thank you. >>> the british phone hacking scandal took center stage in front of parliament. lawmakers grilled rupert murdoch and the top executives over allegations that news of the world reporters hacked into personal phone messages. also, a heckler attacked murdock in the middle of the testimony. amy kellogg has more. >> reporter: rupert murdoch and his son james under intense scrutiny
around the bay. bay big story this week there. summerlike weather we will see the fog in the morning hours look for mid-70s around a bend >> now we had an overseas an earthquake rattled japan no tsunami morning was issued its truck saturday evening off the go coast of japan. the paper that were injured or not seriously >> in east bay the costar ride the bus will rise by 105. if you and purchase the adult monthly pass it will not be affected they will continue to increase fares over the next three years >> sampras's scope sent thomas neal to the minor leagues. he made the comment after of the game last night he is not going to the white sox he is staying with the team. there was a deal to trade a pardon for a first a's player ari. it looks like cardinal will not be making any moves of. >> congressional leaders announcing the debt deal will very >> check in with henry >> we're gonna show you something very embarrassing it is my desk i am totally disorganized and we are going to show you how to get organized. all my god knows there's no roo we have done and that is gonna solve your prob
where he would finish the first round. thomas bjorn not one of the big names and led after three rounds of the 2003 british open. a fantastic start. the approach on 16 is a beauty. bjorn is a 5-under 65 and shares the lead with this man, 20 year old amateur todd lewis who posted the lowest round ever by an amateur at the british open on 17 and he would drain the long birdie putt. lewis cards a 5-under 65, the first amateur to leave after a round at a majorrence is 1976. >>> the nationals begin tomorrow night and since 2005, they do it with at least a 500 record. and the big question, will jason weather bust out and -- jayson werth bust out and has 231 rbis and 326 at-bats. the manager davieionson believes the 32-year-old will make a comeback and thinks this break will do him some good. >> and i am not worried about jayson. he's going to be fine second half. other guys are stating up and, you know, i think everyone could use it all eyes on the forward codie eakon and he played in two preseason games before returning to the juniors this past year. he played in the world championship and t
of the first lady could she be the next reality big tv star. >> she already is. >> who had the idea for the hit fox show glee. >> court perhaps? >> tax joining us live -- dax joining us live from l.a. good morning. >> good morning guys. >> so tell us about michelle obama first lady here, you know, she is very talented, now a reality tv star? what is up with this? >> she will head over and join extreme make over home edition for an episode of the show she is going the join them in north carolina and apparently helping build a play land and community resource center for female homeless -- homeless female military vets i think this is awesome i love this show does so much good for the community around you know the country and she wants to join in, lend a hand, help build this community center for them, i believe she leaves for that tomorrow and then, this episode should air in october it will be cool to see her doing all the work with these guys. >> so good reality tv not anything nasty. >> no, this show makes me feel so good every time i watch it it is so fun to see all these people obviously dow
things and that is not a big deal. you try to be better and live out your faith. >> reporter: with the 10th anniversary of the murderous 9/11 attacks approaching, two groups are trying to convince americans to spend all or part of september 11th volunteering for charities or service organizations. >> let's make the lives of others better on this day each year. it's that simple and powerful. >> reporter: ray mand patagonod arlene would have strong i ep-- strongly endorsed a day of service as remember brans. >> she would love it. very, very remember. yes. and -- the attitude was to help people. >> reporter: organizers hope millions of americans remember the anniversary of 9/11 with a day of service. in washington, john henrehan, fox 5 news. >> and what a wonderful way to remember them. >> yes. we'll be right back.  >> a phenomenon of facebook continues to grow. more than 600 million people around the world use the social networking site, many like my husband, can't live without it and that is so addicting, they can't quit. >> reporter: in the world of facebook. >> it's instant 18
in cuba in 2009. >>> officials say the next big attack on the united states will likely be online. now lawmakers on the hill want to know if online security is prepared. fox's katherine harris has more now from capitol hill. >> reporter: at a hearing on capitol hill congressman darrell issa says a cyber attack is one of the greatest threats to u.s. national security. >> it is today possible to be a great warrior with nothing but your slippers in your bedroom and the desire to bring down some aspect of public or private infrastructure related to the internet. >> reporter: lawmakers want to know if homeland security is prepared for a future attack in the digital world and say the biggest threat from cyber warriors comes from china. >> then cia director leon panetta called cyber security the battle ground for the future. >> this has got to have a lot more attention and placed upon it. we certainly don't want to have the kind of incident that we would all regret. >> reporter: the obama administration says the nation's critical infrastructure is under constant attack by cyber criminals. an
efficiency standards. today, there is a big announcement expected from the president. jim engle reports on the negotiates that led to it. >> reporter: president obama was hoping to get automakers to agree to almost double mileage standards aiming for another moment like this one in the rose garden in 2009 which raised them to 29.7 miles for model year 2012. but this time the white house wanted much more. >> floating ideas to increase this fuel efficiency standard to 56 miles per gallon fleet- wide by the year 2025. >> supporters insisted that was a doable number. >> 5 # is a sweet spot that is both achievable, reasonable, highly beneficial in terms of an economic standpoint and will meet the president's goals of dramatically reducing our dependence on foreign oil. >> reporter: automakers balked noting that would result in a 14% drop in sales saying there is a high level of uncertainty about consumer willingness to pay significantly higher prices for more fuel efficient vehicles. >> these standards by the government's own study will cost so much more that it will result in a loss of abou
. >> everything they have told me and the speaker is that to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that is difficult with 4.2% unemployment. it's -- 9.2% unemployment. >> we need something big. we have to do it in a way that is good for the economy to give more support from the economy healing from the great recession. >> reporter: now, the president's plan has not gotten a warm reception from republicans. they are adverse to the tax increases and house speaker john boehner called the president this weekend to say that his party would prefer a smaller package, $2 trillion if the tax increases could be avoided. stacey cohan, back to you. >> tha . >>> a suspect is under arrest in connection with a businessman in april. he was found unconscious inside his convenience store. they will be more dough tails about the arrest later on today. >>> police are looking for whoever shot and killed a 26- year old early sunday morning. this happened in the 1900 block of rochelle avenue in district heights. twit hicks was p
out of service can be down right scary. >> i feel like if you trip it would be just like a big tumble, you just keep falling down. it's like what are we supposed to -- you know, if i break some bones what's going to happen then. is somebody going to pay me? >> reporter: metro says one of the three escalators here was already under repair and when the up escalator broke down they tried to switch the down to up and it too failed. >> it's terrible. it's hot. you're confused, you going to fall. it don't make sense. >> reporter: that wasn't the only issue here. >> the elevator is now out of service which, you know, leaves you in an impossible situation. >> reporter: especially if like william malone, you move kind of slow. >> well, i think i'm holding up people behind me. got a lot of hurried commuters behind you. >> reporter: and for awhile here at bethesda. >> people are going up and down on the same escalator. >> reporter: not an ideal predicament on any day. happy to report right now, both the up and down escalators are working now here at bethesda. metro says with this extreme heat, m
this has the potential to be the big one. >> reporter: business leaders from d.c., maryland and virginia are trying to make contingency plans. it's not just local governments that are in a spot. all businesses are concerned. >> what effect will that have on our consumer interest rates, credit card rates? we don't know. there's so much uncertainty. >> reporter: no deal could knock the district of columbia to its knees financially. >> yes. everything they do on the hill affects us. >> reporter: the city's chief financial officer warned a possible rationing of services and the return of the control board. >> if we have no cash flow because you would not be able to pay the capayments to metro or payroll, et cetera, i hope that's really removed, but that is one thing we have to keep in mind here. >> reporter: either deal has deep spending cuts that will leave future holes in local budgets. >> when you look at the numbers proposed for cuts, it's in the trillions. >> reporter: arlington county's chief financial officer says it's not just weather be storms. >> we came through the '08, '09, '10 r
. >> big events just about the get under way at manassas national battlefield sarah good morning. >> good morning. ♪ [ music ] >> you can hear in the background the u.s. marine corps band just over here behind me they are getting ready for governor mcdonald who will be here expected to speak 9:15 a.m. for this momentous occasion there will be events happening not only today but throughout the weekend as well there will be different demonstrations in different areas going on as you are there in old town manassas i want to talk with bob with the washington post who recollects is very much a civil -- who is very much a civil war buff himself. >> that's right. >> let's tell people where we are. where we are is at the visitors center which happens to be henry hill talk about the significance of that people may not know. >> henry hill was the center piece of the first battle of manassas also culled bull run where the battle was decided on this hill it also played an important role in the second manassas commemorating 13 months from now >> i know you also wrote in your column talking about th
. family members get discounted tickets check out their website for more information. >>> another big story, parades today, paralysis tomorrow. >> senate cuts 4th of july vacation short and heads back to work tomorrow with the nations debt deadline less than a month away, doug luzader on capitol hill with the story. >> reporter: congress is on vacation today but may be detune bore crating behind the scenes. celebrations and fireworks in congress' backyard last night the atmosphere here if washington is about to change. president obama didn't have any public appearances over the weekend, as he headed back to the white house from camp david but vice president biden was sent out to fire up the nations largest teachers union in chicago. >> folks, we've got to wake up, it should be no surprise, the same people opposed funding communitycolleges, so they can retrain workers for specific companys in their communities are for incentives for the same companies who want to ship jobs overseas. >> it is part of the democrats drum beat of attack on republicans as the nation edges closer to august 2nd deb
's rough in big d. >> it's already 87. 5:15 in the morning there. >> yes. that's unpleasant. 83 in miami. >> nice break, pacific northwest. july can tell us more. seattle, 58 degrees. >> showers and thunderstorms activities out of here. we have generally clear skies. look out towards cleveland and cincinnati. a whole lot of nothing going on. we should be in for bright sunshine. enjoy. plenty of sunshine with less humidity. yeah. okay. let's keep rolling. >> let's do it. >> mostly clear tonight. the five-day forecast, there we go. 92 today, tomorrow. by friday, near 100. back to the low temperatures in the 80s. >> and humid as well. >> lovely. >> thanks, tuck. >>> let's check in with julie and go with the traffic. >> i thought it was funny. tucker mentioned in seattle where it was. sun worshiping, nondrinking girl to the northwest. i tonight get it. >> a beautiful city. >> yes, my dear. >> i went up to mt. rainier and now know where santa claus lives because there was snow on the ground. >> okay, i have to take the girls and visit. so i know that's where santa lives. that's true. northbou
>>> well, we are just a day away from the big capitol 4th concert and fireworks down on the national mall. if you don't want the deal with the crowds go down today. >> new rules for the nations air traffic controllers how the faa is trying to keep them awake at work after several scary incidents including one here at regan national. >>> early morning thunderstorms may have woken you up well before your alarm clock the nasty weather has moved out but we are not totally in the clear. good morning den. >> good morning storms started grumbling early in the morning hours. we are not in the clear. let's begin with a look at radar and show you with a is going on now. you can see our fox 5 live doppler radar, you can see where the rain has pushed its way to the south. lower southern maryland dealing with some of it a lot of areas east to the ocean. things are unsettled we have a frontal system we are dealing with. to our maps now, where you see temperatures right now, we are into the 70s everywhere across the area. low 70s. but we will heat up into the course of the afternoon
that and if that is going to be a problem for and you you have big plans on side. why wouldn't you, after all and to come back early and often. just so you know, they haven't made a big deal out of this, but there is an area around southern florida into the southern part of the gulf of mexico i don't think that is going to abe problem for us. that could be one of the things we have to watch for the next too days and some clouds out there. an isolated thunderstorm is possible at 7:00 and not probable. 86 degrees, muggy tonight at 9:00 and muggate 11:00. and i should -- muggy at 11:00. i should tell you, too, at any time this evening, we could have a pop-up storm or shower here and there and that is not probable but could happen, the winds out of the south- southwest at about 5 to 10 miles per hour. one think this we will see the next few days, starting really tomorrow and tomorrow afternoon and evening, the rain chances will increase. we'll have storms tomorrow, showers, too, and as we go through friday now, it looks like we're going have rain and some clouds. this is the temperature trend. for tomorrow,
heat warning 14 states excessive heat warning many big cities chicago, approach 100 degrees, minneapolis doesn't typically get that hot that far north unfortunately all that heat is headed in our direction the jet stream will relax and allow the warmer air to the east starting tomorrow triple digit heat around here through the start of the weekend. ask the question, today only mid-90s. tomorrow 100 plus. >> then the next day. >> that too. yes. one day at a time around here steve. >>> a lot of haze, water in the atmosphere humidity worse here than many places across the country it will be today as well we will have uncomfortable conditions highs mid-90s your five day forecast, no advisories excessive heat watch in effect tomorrow afternoon you can see why temperature 100 it will feel like 110. friday 103, saturday maybe 101, cool down to 96 by sunday. >> hot for those folks a lot of people heading out for the 150th anniversary monassis. >> including us. >> saturday is when the reenactment is, in the wool battle uniforms. >> maybe they will let them wear shorts. >> it does not
to fox 5 this fall and is checking in with us tonight to give us a preview of the big show and advice how to keep with the dangerous heat. welcome to the d.c. region, dr. oz. >> and thank you very much, shawn. >> you know, part of the nation right now is -- and hovering 100 with staying hydrated, what are history sway -- some of the ways to protect organizations? a lot of folks think it's about drinking water. that is not the case. you need the electrorights and chemistry, you're losing sweat. eat moist foods, papaias, water hi -- papaias, watermelons, milk and juice products are great. don't drink teas and coffee. they trick your body into urinating out fluid need. you don't want the chicago in your system. that will raise your body temperature. >> what about sports drinks? >> a lot of them have caffeine, or caffeine-like stuff in them. you don't want to trick your body. trying to keep up with the temperature. what happened is the natural enzymes, or processes that keep our cells alive, this magical thing called life stop working and they become inefficient. folks with who will have a ho
for every scrub of everyone involved in the game. >> it's not a big deal ifey miss two or three days of training camp. it's not a big deal if it pushes even into a week. the big deal is that we get it right, we get it right with the owners and players so it's a long term deal so we don't have to worry about this for an extended period of time. i can't see us in any way shape or form us miss not playing football. >> yes. of course. and of course the players don't mind missing a week of training camp, especially under 100. >> and the players feel this is gran standing by the owners. they have been hood winked, as he puts it. we hope that cooler heads will prevail, actually look at the document and say, we agree with it. >> on the big points, they have really reached an agreement. i think some of the smaller details, the fine prints, if you will, that the players have issue w the fact that the openers came out and said it's a good deal, take it or if we don't have football, now looks like you guys, the players, are holding up the deal. i think they are worried about the p r concern and
-- since we spoke at 10:00. it's 91 now, not a good sign. the big headline is we do this again tomorrow. check out our high temperatures today, 102 at national. that was within 1 degree of the record. we shattered that record at dulles, an all time high for dulles, 106 at bwi with 107 at the inner harbor of baltimore. we do want to warn you saturday is also going to be really hot. it might not get to 102, but we'll probably get to 100 or 101 degrees and it's all about that humidity as you know. check out the heatwave. we've still got the heat dome on top of us centered across the east coast even as far north as maine there were triple digit temperatures today. tomorrow we'll be right back inside the heat dome and we want you to be ready for not only the triple digit heat, but the fact it will feel like it's about 115 degrees. today we actually had a heat index of 120. that's the most humid day we've had since july 16th, 1980. check out temperatures. at 11:00 we're at 91 in the city, almost everyone else in the 80s. that's the only place at 91. that's typical of the city to stay hotter,
where that big window is. i hot footed it into the hall as fast as i could go. and it missed my car. >> reporter: a night of fireworks this year on the 3rd of july. >> reporter: back live showing you one of the examples of power issues. as for the dress rehearsal for the concert, it went on as planned. but without an audience. capitol police trying to close the west front of the u.s. capitol tonight as a precaution because of the uncertain weather. >> don't want to take chances. bob barnard thank you. >>> a fire at a church sent one firefighter to the hospital and caused thousands of dollars in damage. the firefighter was hurt battling the flames here in marvin chapel methodist church. flames were seen shooting through the roof when emergency crews arrived. they believe a lightning strike is responsible for starting the fire. we spoke with several people who said yes, our church is small, but has a large impact in the community. >> i'm hoping that we will rebuild, and serve the community. and i'm sure we will. we don't giver up easily. >> ma
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>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> fox 5 is all over three big stories, a d.c. officer accused of attacking several women while armed and in full union form. >>> a quick run to the gas station turns into a terrifying trip from baltimore to bethesda, tonight the mother who jumped out of a moving car to save her child tells her story. >>> plus a new texting tragedy, a passenger falls into the tracks. tonight the man who saved her life is talking exclusively to fox 5. >>> but we begin tonight with that officer under arrest. good evening, everyone. i'm laura evans in tonight for brian. >> i'm shawn yancy. three women all accusing the same officer of sexually assaulting them, his arrest marking the 18 times this year an mpd officer has been busted. that's the same number arrested in all of last year. fox 5's bob barnard starts us off tonight. >> guys, in this most recent case a grand jury has charged a d.c. police officer with sexually assaulting three women over a four-year period ending last july and intimidating them with the threat of arrest. here's what we know about the office
it to crib its launch plan. they will try again tomorrow. another big story we are following is the b w parkway is now open. police closed both directions to investigate a car jagging. they are looking for another suspect who robbed a driver at gunpoint >>> a maryland man who secretly videotaped tens of women will spend ten years behind bars. charles novak of crofton has been sentenced to prison. a woman found a man sitting in a car in her garage. officers found novak with a camera which had more than 2000 nude videos of women. his attorney says that he is obsessive compulsive and wants to get help. >>> maurice dues is charged with setting three fires in northeast. three firefighters were seriously hurt. across the street from that location, a witness saw the man try to start a fire and he called police. after he was arrested, investigators say that headmitted to setting fires. >> this affects everyone. it i am pacts or insurance cost. it impact or safety. when a individual, for sport starts to put fire, it's a good thing when law enforcement put the hand cuss on him. >> officials say t
a time lapse from our camera. yes, it is warming up, and it is going to warm up in a big way. as you look at this time lapse here, this is what it looked like this afternoon. the fog just hovered most of the afternoon, and as a result, it was cooler at the coastline today, but the inland areas continue -- continued to come up. it was in the low 70s. we have 60s across much of the bay area along the coastline though the temperatures are in the 50s. here are the highlights. patchy coastal fog. a big warm up for tomorrow. and we are looking at a cooling trend at the end of the week. so today's warm up is just a taste of what's coming tomorrow. looking at the satellite and the radar, an area of low pressure that is keeping us in the cooler than normal mode is exiting. so the higher pressure takes control of our weather. it is going to be much warmer tomorrow. here is what's going to happen. the wind flow around the area of high pressure is bringing the wind out of the northwest. we are already seeing signs of the northwesterly winds in the form of the fog getting blown away literally cleared
carolina. gone is 10 year head coach raffle fried again. a big reason to be excited -- ralph friedgen. last year's rookie of the year spoke at acc's media day and learning of the new system. >> it's a whole new language. it's the main difference between offenses are you may run the exact same player this year as last year but it's called something completely different. really getting your head in the playbook and being a true freshman again almost in the sense of not knowing a playbook is cuff, but we've come a long way -- tough, but we've come a long way and i've got it down now. >> once again the players executive committee will meet tomorrow in d.c. and then notify the players if they're going to vote to approve what the owners say should be an end to a lockout. hopefully we'll have football again this week. i'm dave feldman. i'll see you tomorrow. good night. >> thank you for watching sports xtra brought to you by your washington area nissan dealer.
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works and transportation. >> this was a big surprise because i think kwame brown is sending a clear signal that he expects council members to cover up the wrongdoing that he himself has engaged in which? >> reporter: but chairman brown surrounded by reporters -- engaged in. >> reporter: but chairman brown surrounded by reporters said it was no political payback. he believes wells will serve the city better as a member of parks and recreation. >> i have a tremendous amount of respect for council member wells. we're good friends and he's done some phenomenal work. >> reporter: wells said no matter the reason behind the shuffle it won't keep him from speaking up if he sees his colleagues doing wrong. >> the consequences for not holding each other accountable and holding government accountable to the highest standards is far greater than what anybody's political payback could be. >> reporter: when chairman brown called for a full vote from the council on these committee changes, no one spoke up in favor of council member wells. instead the final vote, 12-1 supporting the changes. in the
? >> the problem with a myny deal, we have a maxi problem. the big problems aren't going to go away if you cut a mini deal. all it does is delay the moment of truth. apt so i'd say better now than then. if we can't, then we'll take the savings we can get now and we will relitigate this as we get closer to the election. >> all right. in addition to dealing with the content of negotiating this deal, there is a p.r. battle involved here as well. senate majority leader harry reid has had a lot to say about what is standing in the way of getting something done. let's take a listen. >> the obstacle, and i want to be very clear, to finding common ground is republicans stubborn insistence on proit canning tax funding and give-aways to corporations and individualindividuals that don'd the give-aways. >> the president has also framed this choice. earlier in week as kids going to college, or tax breaks for corporate jets. i mean it's something they said with the miles per hour public is an easy choice -- said that american public, an easy choice for them. what is the plan for that bat? >> senator reid ha
, tucker. we'll check in with you in a little bit. >>> our big story this morning, opening arguments are scheduled to begin today in the trial of roger clemens. baseball legend is accused of lying to congress during a hearing in 2008 when he denied using performance enhancing drugs. it took four days to pick the almost all female jury. clemens' lawyers are expected to begin their defense by questioning the investigation into whether he used peds was proper. >>> checking other headlines, two teenagers are in critical condition after being hit by a car in severna park, maryland. the fire department on richie highway and west early heights road. the victims are 17 and 18 years old. they were taken to the hospital in critical condition. the driver stayed on the scene of that crash. >>> in prince george's county, a parking lot brawl turned deadly over the weekend. now police are looking for a group of teenagers responsible for this. it happened saturday night outside an apartment complex off southern avenue and capitol heights. police say 50-yard raymond stewart and another man tried to b
. anyway, it was pretty nasty last night. >> strong storms. woke me up. today's big debate in the weather center is whether to go with 99 or 100 for the high temperature. >> does it feel any different? >> i don't think so. you get the idea. extreme heat this afternoon. 78 at reagan national. 75 at baltimore. 18 in ocean city. no thanks. win chest -- 81 in ocean city. no thanks. winchester 73 degrees. we've got a blow off of the cloud cover associated with the storms still hanging in the area that will be with us for the morning hours. that may actually hold the temperature down a degree or two and keep us only in the upper 90s for daytime highs. we're not the only ones. i'm show you more on that in a little bit. the forecast partly cloudy, hot and humid. could be an isolated storm later today. most of us will be dry. we've got a heat advisory which goes into effect at noon. here's your temperature. 99 degrees. it won't feel that cool. >> the cooldown is coming. >> yes. >> thank you, tucker. >>> some of the top stories this morning, baltimore city police issued an amber alert for an 8-year
upper marlboro, which seems to be under the heaviest of the rain right now. a big area of rain and a big area of red there too. this is going to happen for another hour or so. over to true view real quick. i want to show you counties under the thunderstorm warning. these are the yellow counties i was talking about. specifically charles county, anne arundel county, calvert county and prince william county. that will go until 6:00 and numerous, including montgomery county and the district that is under -- give me one second to get through this real quick if i can. montgomery county, 6:30. the district is under a flash flood warning until 8:00 p.m. up to howard county until 6:30 p.m. and carol county is still under one as well and frederick county until 6:30 p.m. again, they mean business. there's some reports of as much as 2 to 3 feet of water over roadways in anne arundel county. we'll be dealing with this for the next couple of hours. this is the first wave. we have another wave coming overnight. more details coming up in a bit. laura. >> thanks very much. allegations of cheating in dc
in front of all the members of the media, where casey anthony is at this hour is the big question a lot of people want the the answer to but we do not know her lawyers were successful throwing members of the media off in the overnight hours. but take a look at the video, a pool of photographers shooting every aspect of her departure last night 14 after midnight, walking right out the front door, wearing a pink polo shirt her hair in a bun primary defense attorney jose baez right by her side they then got into a motorcade with two suvs and a white follow car left this location and went to a parking structure bank of america building not far from here downtown orlando that is where the bait and switch happened those suvs did not reemerge different cars did we do not know which one casey anthony was in the news helicopters were flying overhead trying to track where she was headed next they lost her around that time we can tell you that there was police activity at the orlando executive airport across town a private airport that accommodates private jets a plane was fueled up engines runnin
see we're, first of all, a big difference when you walk into the >> it is. and we have some fans that cooled the hot air and pushed the air through and we have a lot of moving air that keeps it cooler and with the breeze going and pulls the one of the of the heat out. >> and you were telling us that the pandas, we don't see much of them. >> and they're inside where they love it or some cooling and heat rocks and where they can hag out and it'sarying and stay in the rock and where they come down and there are places where they can get cool and animals are protected. >> and we have the air quality. the animals are probably the best protected assets we have here and we're worried about the staff and&visitors. >> visitors will come down and i know you have a big celebration on sunday. can you tell us that? >> sure. >> between 11-2 and we have a lot of vendors coming out and some giveaways and animal demos, john and the animals out and you can come and have a great time. >> and that great to know, bob, and that is fun down here and feels better. >> and thank you very much. >>> pepco s
to be a better way. go around the battleground. >> there is a long road to the big highway even though the state transportation secretary seems to be singling new interest. >>> a spokeswoman tells fox 5 an environmental impact statement is 6 to 8 months away they still need a stamp of approval and any design could only start after a financial allocation. >>> jone morris says for now there is no money for the right- of-way acquisition or construction there will be plenty of time for citizens input >> i bet they will have a lot to say. thank you. >> once notorious site in alexandria now the location of affordable housing for seniors officials dedicated beasly square on the corner of duke and west streets it was once a slave pen. >> the slave pen had the reputation of being very notorious because all of the people used to be taken from that slave pen, to places further south. >> 148-year-old shiloh baptist church across the street owned that land the development is named for shiloh's longest serving pastor it will provide 8, one bedroom affordable housing units to residents over age 62. >> it is a
, but it has a big footprint. it's touching those counties in some places. we have more storms back out to the west. this will go until 5:30. frederick, virginia. warren county and those under the severe thunderstorm warning until 5:30. this was a storm i was just showing you on max hd radar. as we zoom in a little bit. this is to the northwest of the beltway in great falls right along the river there. you can see getting a healthy dose and this is drifting toward mcarthur boulevard. we can see the street level view. we take you back out 66 because between winchester and front royal, is this a severe thunderstorm, too. the drift on this storm has been basically to the west and it's not moving very quickly and as we use the radar to look at these, that storm is getting a pretty healthy updraft. the other storm is a very strong updraft as well. all these storms about equally as strong. the possibility of hail and very high, gusty winds approaching 50 to 60 miles per hour. but most importantly, it looks like they are trying to bring some cooling relief. we'll send it back out to shawn and
is similar to the one that has wielded good results in maryland. >>> another big story this morning the debt ceiling negotiations lawmakers are back at it today. >> president will again sit down with congressional leaders to avoid a possible default on nations bills. doug luzader reports from capitol hill talk of compromise but not much action. >> they met for an hour and a half yesterday today they will pick up right where they left off. it is becoming groundhog day at the white house. >> all right guys, this is the same as yesterday except we are wearing ties today. all right. >>> with a verbal shove out the door reporters were left guessing how another day of talks went but we are creeping closer and closer to that august 2nd debt ceiling deadline where some of the nations bills could go unpaid there are reports the president is backing an increase in medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 but two areas he won't budge taxes he says must go up and he is not interested in a short term deal that would require more debt talks as he is running for re-election next year. >> i will not sign a 30
't breathing they were not able to revive him. >>> a big story this morning contentious debate on the debt ceiling picks back up the house has always been scheduled to work this week, senate cancelled its break to be back on the hill. the obama administration says the debt ceiling must be raised by august 2nd or the u.s. will begin to default on debt. republicans want deep spending cuts to stop that spending to go along with any debt ceiling increase. >> meantime the white house will face plenty of buzz today after a report in the new york post and that new york governor andrew cuomo will replace vice president biden as the president's 2012 running mate. now the ticket the white house says hasn't changed the republican candidate is still an open candidate, gop hopefuls hit the parade circuit over the 4th of july weekened including the latest entrance, thaddeus mccotter. >>> the national education association says it is backing mr. obama's 2012 re-election bid, members voted on the endorsement at their annual convention monday despite many teachers disagreeing with federal education policie
correction but weeks of negotiations are showing his commitment to big government is too great to lead to the kind of long term reforms we need. >> we will stay in session every day including saturdays and sunday's until congress passes legislation. >> with the president threatening to veto the house bill bipartisan plan from the senate may be the more likely option for solving the debt problem. >> meanwhile common wealth of virginia dealing with a budget surplus documents obtained by associated press show virginia's government ended the fiscal year with an unspent balance of $311 million. governor mcdonald plans to detail how that happened later today. it came from higher than expected income tax collection. >>> now our big story a rash of robberies and assaults at the metropolitan branch trail, thugs are targeting people for money and electronics, sherry ly is live with the latest on the attack. sherry good morning. >> reporter: good morning sarah. the guardian angels just left here a short time ago they spent 3 hours out here this morning, patrolling the metropolitan branch trail st
are following a big story president barack obama preparing for his twitter town hall meeting this afternoon he will have plenty to talk about. >>> the president hopes to convince congress this week to finally raise the nations debt limit, doug luzader has more from capitol hill. >> he will answer questions from twitter users primarily about jobs, economy and most likely the debt crisis. >> this is now a white house, they said they are feted up with congress president obama took them to task saying the american people want some action. >> it is in fact what drives them nuts about washington when both parties simply take the path of least resistance. >> senate seemed to be doing just that after canceling this week's vacation to tackle the debt the senate majority leader harry reed tried to skip the issue to move on the other business and that drove republicans nuts. >> we are going to focus on something possibly that is irrelevant and has nothing whatsoever to do with the issue at hand to make the american people thing we are doing something. >> they may do something later this week thursday lea
crews at the scene sarah, steve back to you. >>> thanks our big story, testimony in front of parliament on britain's phone hacking scandal in less than a half hour top london police official will testify. >>> head of news corp. rupert murdoch is to appear wisdom. >>> british prime minister ordered a special particle meantry session. >> yesterday, scotland yard's number two was forced to design this less than 20 hours after the commissioner himself stepped down. both claim their integrity is intact but staying on would be a distraction amidst intense media coverage of the role police media mail have played here and for hiring a news of the world editor now under arrest at a pr consultant. rebecca brooks who resigned as head of rupert murdoch's newspaper on sunday after she voluntarily went in for questioning. >> the position of rebecca brooks can be simply stated she is not guilty of any criminal offence. the position of the metropolitan police is less easy to understand. >>> government remains politically tainted as well the prime minister david cameron on official business in africa ag
obama makes the announcement around 11:00. >>> a big story this morning. an awall soldier admits to planning an attack on fort hood. >> he sent an e-mail saying he confessed. we're learning more about the suspect this morning and what led authorities to him. >> reporter: they are crediting clerks at a gun store of being suspicious of the suspect. he said his muslim beliefs prevented him from fighting. it was put on hold because of child porn allegations. he went aball police arrested him wednesday at a texas motel. they got a tip from an employee a day earlier that he had arrived by taxi and bought six pounds of smokeless gun powder, 3 boxes of ammunition, and a magazine for a pistol. store clerks say they felt uncomfortable about the purchases being it was a considerable amount of ammunition and the questions he asked inned kaled he didn't know much about the items. the gun store is the same location where nadal hasan purchased the gun used in the 2009 attack on fort hood when 13 people were killed. police say he also visited an army surplus store where he bought a patch. offici
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